The Persnickety Palate » Greek

Voli Me Plyguri

| September 9, 2011

voli_pitas

Greek meatballs with beef and bulgur, simmered in tomato sauce and served with baba ghanoush in freshly made pita—the perfect post-grape harvesting dinner!

Bourani

| November 20, 2010

greek_rice

A Greek side dish to go with all those gyros: bourani, a baked rice dish fragrant with tomato and cinnamon.

My Hero, the Gyro

| October 28, 2010

lamb_gyros

One of my more successful at-home versions of a restaurant dish: lamb gyros with tzatziki in pillowy rounds of pita.

Pomegranate Salmon and Turkish Pilaf

| September 22, 2010

pom_salmon

A Pacific Northwest meal inspired by the flavors of Greece and Turkey: Salmon marinated in pomegranate molasses, honey and garlic, served over a bulgur pilaf studded with purple hull peas, radish greens and golden cherry tomatoes.

Doubting Moussaka

| September 21, 2010

moussaka2

A loving rendition of the classic Greek casserole, moussaka, served with a light cabbage-carrot salad called lahanosalata.

Now That’s a Mouthful

| July 14, 2010

loukoumades1

Loukoumathes are tasty little Greek doughnuts drenched in honey and cinnamon, and much easier to make than one might think.

Great Gallopin’ Grapevines, Batman!

| July 13, 2010

dolmades2

Dolmades two ways: an impromptu riff with collard greens and leftover bulgar pilaf, and a more traditional version with fresh grape leaves and a vegetarian filling.

Three Uses for Yogurt

| July 8, 2010

cherryberry_froyo

Several uses for that homemade yogurt, including creamy polenta, tender Greek-style chicken skewers, and cherry-berry fro-yo.

Pocketful of Lamb

| April 23, 2010

Grilled lamb with Mediterranean spices and seasonings was tasty on its own, but fantastic served in homemade pita with a smear of yogurt sauce.

Tzatziki Shrimp Skewers

| July 12, 2008

These grilled shrimp skewers, served over spinach salad with feta and tzatziki dip, were bursting with flavor but in need of some tweaks in presentation.

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